Taylor Swift concert fiasco leads to U.S. Senate grilling for Ticketmaster

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – US senators slammed Live Nation Entertainment’s lack of transparency and inability to block bot purchases of tickets on Tuesday, in a hearing called after a major fiasco involving ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s upcoming concert tour. Live Nation Entertainment Inc (LYV.N) subsidiary Ticketmaster, which has been unpopular with fans for … Read more

Twitter owner Musk backs Republicans on eve of U.S. midterms

Biden’s Democrats in tough battle to keep control of Congress Musk comments unlikely to have effect on voter behavior -analyst WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, urged Americans to elect a Republican Congress in US midterms on Tuesday to counterbalance President Joe Biden’s Democrats, the first time a major social media … Read more

Court hears arguments for unsealing records in FBI raid of Trump’s home

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug 18 (Reuters) – Sealed records containing evidence the US Justice Department presented to secure court approval to search Donald Trump’s Florida home were at the heart of a hearing on Thursday, where news organizations are trying to persuade federal judge that the public deserves to see the details. The Justice … Read more

France plans full nationalisation of power utility EDF

PARIS, July 6 (Reuters) – France will fully nationalise EDF (EDF.PA), Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said on Wednesday, in a move that would give the government more control over a restructuring of the debt-laden group while contending with a European energy crisis. EDF, in which the state already owns 84%, is one of Europe’s biggest … Read more

Musk sells Tesla shares worth $8.5 billion, says no more sales planned

Founder and CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk speaks during a media tour of the Tesla Gigafactory, which will produce batteries for the electric carmaker, in Sparks, Nevada, US July 26, 2016. REUTERS/James Glover II/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 29 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Officer … Read more

Italy seizes Russian oligarch Melnichenko’s Sailing Yacht A

ROME, March 12 (Reuters) – Italian police have seized a superyacht from Russian billionaire Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko, the prime minister’s office said on Saturday, a few days after the businessman was placed on an EU sanctions list following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The 143-meter (470-foot) Sailing Yacht A, which has a price tag of 530 … Read more

CRYPTOVERSE-Bitcoin could be laid low by miners’ malady

Feb 22 (Reuters) – Bitcoin miners are feeling the heat – and the pain’s rippling downstream to pressure prices. The cryptocurrency’s spectacular rally in 2021 drew thousands of entrants into mining, or producing new coin. As a result the hashrate, or combined computational power used by bitcoin miners globally, has roughly quadrupled over the past … Read more

Kazakh president says constitutional order mostly restored

Dozens killed in worst violence since independence Russian-led agency says peacekeeping force is 2,500 The fuel price protest turned into an anti-government movement ALMATY, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Security forces appeared to be in control of the streets of Kazakhstan’s main city, Almaty, on Friday morning and the president said constitutional order had been restored … Read more

Apple becomes first company to hit $3 trillion market value, then slips

Jan.3 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) became the first company to hit a market value of $ 3 trillion on Monday, before ending the day slightly below that milestone as investors They bet that the iPhone maker will continue to launch best-sellers. products as you explore new markets such as automated cars and virtual reality. … Read more

U.S. FDA authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster for 12- to 15-year-olds

Brendan Lo (13) receives a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Northwell Health’s Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, USA, May 13, 2021. REUTERS / Shannon Stapleton Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Check in WASHINGTON, Jan.3 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Read more